Category Archives: Shopping

December 29, 1849 (Saturday)

Stormy and rainy today—had intended going to Norristown this afternoon, but postponed it until more pleasant weather. Went out shopping a little this evening.

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December 24, 1849 (Monday)

Quite a spert of snow last evening, which made the walking today rather bad: cloudy all day. Took a stroll this evening (Christmas Eve) along Eighth and Chestnut Sts. to see the fixings for tomorrow.  The streets were crowded with … Continue reading

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June 11, 1849 (Monday)

This has been a splendid day clear, and just cool enough to be pleasant. Went through the market this afternoon to see about strawberries for the fair in Norristown.  Spent most of the evening with the Tildens until called on … Continue reading

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April 14, 1849 (Saturday)

Yesterday heat was complained of, today the cold has been murmured against.  It is very cold and windy tonight. Was out shopping a little, but spent most of the evening in friend Clement’s room. Clement could be a first name … Continue reading

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April 12, 1849 (Thursday)

Beautiful weather; the squares also are fresh and beautiful. Did a little shopping the early part of the evening, after which I assisted Mrs. A—h, our landlady, to put down carpeting. We do not know for sure the identity of … Continue reading

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April 6, 1849 (Friday)

Nothing worth recording to-day. Walked about the streets this evening. Stopped in an auction room, corner of 5th & Chestnut where they were selling foreign Chinaware, and a variety of other articles. [Friday, April 6, 1849 was Good Friday.] The … Continue reading

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March 28, 1849 (Wednesday)

Nothing but rain, rain, rain. We have been favored with an astonishing amount of rain this Spring, so that it is to be hoped that when it does clear up, we shall have settled weather for some time. Went to … Continue reading

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February 24, 1849 (Saturday)

Another warm day, but cloudy towards evening, promising rain for tomorrow.  Promenaded the streets pretty much all evening, and did some little shopping.

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